Hi, we're here for another week, staying near the eye, and would love a guide to lunch places near the big attractions.
For other visiters, I can offer the following: Don't eat at the Science Museum. (They must know something's not working, because they had survey cards out. Would have taken a chainsaw to get through the steak sandwich.) Also, very near the Eye, there's a great place called Troia, which bills itself as Mediterranean Cuisine. The address is 3 Belvedere Road, SE1 7GQ. It's on the opposite side of County Hall from the river, if you're at the Eye, head south and take your first right. Lunch specials start at 7 pounds. Some general comments, everyone here has been really welcoming. Also, it's easy to get around the city, there are maps posted everywhere, and food has been more affordable here than we expected, even with the currency exchange hit to the american dollar. It's very easy to relax in London.
For those who can advise, we'd like to stay within about a 5-10 minute walk for lunches, priced around 8-10 pounds, a little more or less is fine. No reservations, and prefer table service to take a break from sightseeing. Also open to dinner suggestions, we're staying near the Eye. Open to all types of food. We plan to visit:
Natural History Museum
Would love to hear about good eateries in the museums, as we like to spend money to help support the institutions.
Also, recommendations of any kind near Westminster, or within a fifteen minute walk of the Eye, would be appreciated.
And, we will make a special trip for the best cheese and tea shops. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.